Expiration Date – May 6, 2016
The US Travel Association (a trade group that promotes travel to and within the United States) has a fantastic Daily Getaways program each year. Every weekday for five weeks, from April 4 through May 6, 2016, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of hotel rewards points, hotel stays, car rentals and entrance to tourist attractions at fantastic discounts.
We are a BIG fan of the daily specials to purchase hotel points. They tend to go very quickly (some in a matter of minutes). So, if you are interested, plan to be at your computer ready to buy right at 1:00 p.m. ET on the day of the sale.
And also elect to receive daily email reminders so you won’t forget! The beauty of these offers is that you can buy during the daily sale, but have the flexibility to use your purchase well into the future (expiration terms vary by program).
The hotel offers should save you a significant amount of money on hotel stays as long as you are smart about how you redeem the points you buy.
During this sale you are typically buying hotel points for about half what you’d normally pay if you bought them directly through the hotel rewards program websites!
And the Daily Getaway prices are usually equal to or below the price at which trvlvip suggests you should feel good about buying points! See our great Tip to determine how we value rewards points and miles.
The IHG, Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott offers are listed below.
IHG Rewards Club (on sale Wednesday April 6 at 1:00 p.m. ET):
15,000 points for $90 - 1,000 packages available (0.60 cents per point)
25,000 points for $150 - 1,000 packages available (0.60 cents per point)
50,000 points for $293 - 1,500 packages available (0.59 cents per point)
100,000 points for $565 - 3,850 packages available (0.56 cents per point)
Hilton HHonors (on sale Wednesday April 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET):
100,000 points for $500 - 160 packages available (0.50 cents per point)
150,000 points for $750 - 200 packages available (0.50 cents per point)
250,000 points for $1,250 - 200 packages available (0.50 cents per point)
Hyatt Gold Passport (on sale Friday April 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET):
24,000 points for $260 - 120 packages available (1.08 cents per point)
30,000 points for $330 - 54 packages available (1.10 cents per point)
40,000 points for $415 - 30 packages available (1.04 cents per point)
72,000 points for $775 - 55 packages available (1.07 cents per point)
Marriott (on sale Tuesday May 3 at 1:00 p.m. ET):
- For $80 you'll receive a Marriott eGiftCard redeemable for $100 at Marriott branded properties and participating outlets - 1070 available (20% savings)
- For $200 you'll receive a Marriott eGiftCard redeemable for $250 at Marriott branded properties and participating outlets - 252 available (20% savings)
- For $400 you'll receive a Marriott eGiftCard redeemable for $500 at Marriott branded properties and participating outlets - 200 available (20% savings)
To sum it up - The IHG, Hilton and Hyatt offers tend to be a fantastic value as long as you are smart about how you redeem your points for hotel stays and seek a value above what you paid for the points (which should be pretty simple). And Marriott's deal will secure you 20% off your stay!
If you are interested in any of these offers, be poised and ready on the day of the offer at 1:00 p.m. ET, because the good deals tend to go very fast!
We suggest you review the FAQ so you understand the terms and conditions. Here are a few of the important ones:
You must be 18 with a valid credit card to participate
Membership in a company’s rewards program may be required to purchase an item, so be ready with your loyalty program membership number
The purchase of offers is limited to one purchase per offer, per day, per card; however, in some cases you may purchase multiple quantities of that offer in one single purchase if the quantity restrictions allow
All sales are final, so no refunds, returns or exchanges will be accepted
Taxes are included in the purchase price of each offer
If you like to plan ahead and are poised to buy the Daily Getwaway packages you want at 1:00 p.m ET the day it is offered, you have a chance to purchase packages for hotel rewards points, hotel stays, car rentals and entrance to tourist attractions at fantastic discounts!
And if you are fortunate enough to buy points from IHG, Hilton and Hyatt during this sale, you will be buying points for about half what you’d normally pay if you bought them directly through the hotel rewards program websites and at or well below what we at trvlvip feel those points are worth!
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